Have you ever had a day or time in your life where you had planned to do some specific things, and then something happened and your whole plan got thrown out the window? Perhaps you were about to launch something and your computer crashed or you were about to leave on a trip and got really sick just before you left and decided not to go, or to delay your departure. Sometimes you need to have a Plan B: Be prepared for Bliss.
In those moments you go through so many different emotions. Anger, upset, disappointment, guilt, panic, maybe even relief. And then maybe a few moments, a few days or even a few years later, you get some additional information about why it was perfect and beautiful that you had that experience.
You hear about a storm that brought cold and rainy weather to the sunny destination that you missed. Or, a competitor launched a new product on the same day you were going to and had challenges, which allowed your product to shine when it did launch. Or being late for a meeting may have meant missing a 10 car pile up on the highway.
It’s not until you release the emotions around your expectations being met that you are able to be fully present to the beauty and magic the the universe orchestrated to bring you something bigger and better than you had imagined possible. Allowing for Plan B can set you up for Bliss.
In my early 20’s I was engaged to someone whom I had dated for four years. It was a tumultuous relationship, with many ups and downs. When I was dating him, I was introduced to my (now) husband through a mutual friend. As I went through the ups and downs in that engagement, I felt like I had to stick it out, because I didn’t know if I’d every find someone else, if I’d ever love again.
After one big fight with my fiancé, I remember my dad telling me that there were many more fish in the sea. At that time I didn’t think that any of those fish would want me. I so undervalued myself that our break-up spanned several months. Then I got to a point where it became clear that it simply wasn’t going to work out.
Several weeks after I broke off the engagement for good, fate brought me an opportunity to go out with a group of friends, including the incredible and handsome man I married. And we’ve been together ever since. It wasn’t until years later that I was able to begin to appreciate the value of that first engagement and the magic of how it brought me to connect with my husband. And now, I have the most amazing, crazy, blissful kind of love in my life that I never thought I would get to experience.
So when things are not going your way, find a way to let go of those lower vibrating emotions… it’ll help you get to that blissful spot that the universe is creating for you faster and more happily.